British Columbia and Manitoba issue more than 200 ITAs.
Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia released their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) results this week.
Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates can be invited to apply for provincial enrollment. Although provincial enrollment itself does not equate to permanent residency, it can be the first step toward achieving permanent resident status for eligible candidates by maximizing your CRS score. For example, PNP candidates with Express Entry profiles who receive enrollment add 600 points to their scores. They also become eligible to be invited to apply for the PNP-specific round of invites.
Since its launch in 1998, the PNP has only welcomed 400 immigrants, but because of its success, it now welcomes more than 80,000 people per year. The increase in the number of PNP admissions in Canada is due to the fact that the federal and provincial governments consider it an effective tool to boost the country’s economic development.
Express Entry draws are held every two weeks. After a long pause, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is once again holding express entry draws for all events.
The first all-program draw since 2020 was held on 6 July. The draws have continued on a bi-weekly basis and the most recent Express Entry draw was held on August 31, with 2,750 invitees with a minimum CRS of 516 issued.
Results of PNP Draw 26 August – 1 September
Saskatchewan held its biggest draw of 2022 on September 1. The province invited a total of 941 candidates from the Express Entry and Occupations-in-Demand categories through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).
The province invited 312 candidates from the express entry category and 629 from the business-in-demand category. The minimum aptitude score in both the categories was 61. The educational certificates of all the invited candidates were assessed.
In July the province held four draws, each time inviting over 200 candidates, and held draws each week throughout August, usually inviting more than 600 candidates. As of July, Saskatchewan only held draws every two months.
On August 30, Ontario invited 680 candidates through the Masters Graduate Stream and 101 candidates through the PhD Graduate Stream as part of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Ontario consistently welcomes the largest number of newcomers to Canada, up to a third of all newcomers each year.
This is the first draw for both these streams since June 1. Candidates who had 37 and above marks in Masters Graduate Stream and had applied between August 30, 2021 and August 30, 2022. PhD Graduate Stream candidates had applied in the same duration. Minimum marks of 26 and above.
Over 254 candidates were invited to apply for provincial nominations in British Columbia on 30 August. BC usually holds a provincial nomination draw each week.
Most of the candidates, 207, were invited to the draw targeted for technical occupations. Invitations were issued to candidates from Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories and included candidates for Express Entry. Entry level and semi-skilled candidates also participated in the draw.
The minimum SIRS score for the targeted regional draw ranged between 95 for skilled workers at the entry level and 60 for semi-skilled candidates with express entry. SIRS works like the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) but is only used for British Columbia PNPs.
The province also conducted invitation rounds for candidates working in the following occupations.
- 29 Early Childhood Teachers and Assistants (NOC 4214) with a score of at least 60 points; And
- 13 health workers with a score of at least 60 points
- Five health assistants with a score of at least 60 marks
- Other priority occupations with a score of at least 60 points
Manitoba held its most recent PNP draw on August 26 and issued 353 invitations through the Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program.
The invitations were divided into three immigration streams:
- Skilled workers in Manitoba 619 . Issued 259 invitations with a minimum score of
- Skilled Workers Overseas 708 . Issued 58 invitations with a minimum score of
- International Education Stream released 36 invites without any score requirement.
- people to apply
Out of all who were invited to apply, 79 had profiles in the Express Entry system.